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‘Hercules’ Live Action Remake: Disney Reportedly Eyeing Jon Favreau & The Russo Brothers

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According to rumors, is looking in the direction of and the Russo Brothers to helm a live-action remake of Hercules.

Disney's HERCULES is a beloved classic based on the Greek mythology
Disney’s HERCULES is a beloved classic based on the Greek mythology

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, Hercules is one of Disney‘s beloved classic animations, based on the Greek mythology.

It centers on Hercules (voiced by ), the son of Zeus who ends up living among humans after he is stripped of his immortality by Hades (), the god of the underworld.

When earth and Mount Olympus are threatened by the hot-headed villain, Hercules must look beyond his unrivaled physical prowess to bring out the hero that lies within.

Hercules as an infant with his parents and the magical horse Pegasus
Hercules as an infant with his parents and the magical horse Pegasus

Hercules is one of Disney’s best animated films, thanks to unforgettable songs, a flawed protagonist and a particularly mesmerizing vocal rendering from James Woods, whose portrayal of Hades is arguably one of the best in the world of animation.

Now, report from The Disinsider indicates that the Mouse House is considering Favreau or to direct a live-action remake of Hercules.

Hercules and his trainer, the satyr Philoctetes
Hercules and his trainer, the Satyr Philoctetes
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
The Russo Brothers
The Russo Brothers

So far, Disney’s live-action films have been spectacular at the box office, and with Favreau having helmed two of them ( The Jungle Book and The Lion King), he could be the most logical choice.

But then again, the Russos are behind some of the best movies in the Cinematic Universe (MCU), and their last film with the studio, Avengers: Endgame, currently holds the record for the highest-grossing film of all time.

Either of the two would a great choice for Disney, which so far hasn’t disappointed when it comes to making movies like this.

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